Jokic’s seventh triple-double of the season leads NBA Denver to third straight win over Houston

Nikola Jokic of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Denver Nuggets recorded his seventh triple-double of the season to extend his team’s winning streak to three games.The Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets 134-124 on Tuesday (Jan. 30) in their 2023-2024 NBA regular season home opener at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.With their third straight win, the Nuggets improved to 13-6 on the season and moved into second place in the Western Conference. They are one game behind the first-place Minnesota Timberwolves (13-4).Nikola Jokic, last season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), led the way for Denver with a triple-double of 32 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds.Jokic has seven triple-doubles in 18 games this season.

There have been 15 total triple-doubles in the NBA this season, and Jokic is responsible for nearly half of them. He is followed by Luka Doncic (Dallas) with two and six other players, including LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), with one triple-double.Michael Porter Jr. poured in a career-high 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists to pair with Jokic.Houston, which never led after surrendering a 26-41 first-quarter lead, dropped its second straight and remains in ninth place in the West (8-8).The Orlando Magic won 139-120 at home against the Washington Wizards to snap a four-game winning streak.At 13-5, Orlando is in second place, one game behind the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics (14-4).Franz Wagner led the way with 31 points and six rebounds, including four 3-pointers, while Cole Anthony added 25 points, six rebounds and five assists.Washington, which had beaten the Detroit Pistons in its previous game to snap a nine-game losing streak, couldn’t keep the momentum going and fell to 14th place in the Eastern Conference (3-15). 무료슬롯게임 Kyle Kuzma’s 23-point, six-assist performance was also a disappointment.

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